Research Concentration

DietInternThe community, clinical and management rotations include a key focus on research, beyond the basics. The current emphasis in practice accountability, outcomes and evidence-based decision-making requires that RDs know how to evaluate critically and conduct research analyzing effectiveness and demonstrating program impact. Each intern completes a graduate course on community nutrition research and a pilot community research project and presents the results in a poster session at the New York State Association of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting. Each intern also participates in a group 'problem-solving' research project in their management rotation and in clinical and translational research through the Clinical Nutrition Research Center. Interns gain direct experience in conducting, interpreting and using research in dietetics practice in 278 hours of supervised practice in research.